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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Study Shows That Buffers Improve Water Quality

22 Apr 2016 9:59 AM | Anonymous
When state officials began discussing new rules to enforce the 30-year-old buffer rule that requires farmers to have a 50-food grass or perennial plan buffer between crop fields and public waters, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency did a study to quantify the impact of buffers on water quality. After reviewing 3,500 sites and comparing those who had buffers with those that didn't, the results seem very clear: Buffers improve water quality, even in areas with most of land in crop production.


See the report online: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/buffers-improve-water-quality


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